CSD QuickNews

August 15, 2019

Interim Admins at CHS and CMS

Please welcome Mrs. Kristeen Johnson as interim principal at Centralia Middle School for 2019-2020. Mrs. Johnson is a long-time member of our team, most recently serving as Assistant Principal at Centralia High School and as a 6th grade teacher for many years.

In her place, Mr. David Eacker will be serving as interim assistant principal at Centralia High School for the year. Mr. Eacker has served as CMS assistant principal, principal of Jefferson Lincoln, and most recently as our district's Director of Special Programs.
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State Officials Tour CSD Construction Projects

Representatives from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Senate Ways and Means Committee, and other state offices toured our construction projects at Jefferson Lincoln and Centralia High School on Monday. The group is studying the somewhat unique General Contractor/Construction Manager (GC/CM) process the district used for the three school construction projects.

Centralia obtained consent from the state to use the GC/CM method, which we believe has been instrumental in our ability to deliver our projects both on time, and on budget.
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Jefferson Lincoln and Fords Prairie Grand Openings!

We've adjusted the schedule for our grand opening celebrations a bit to give our board and other guests more time at each school.


  • Jefferson Lincoln - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Fords Prairie - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


We'll keep the speechifying to a minimum, join us for tours, cake and fun at the first new schools to be be built in Centralia in more than 50 years!

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Secure Entry at All CSD Schools

All Centralia schools now have secure entry systems. During planning for the 2017 bond, our community indicated that schools security was a top priority. With the new systems, visitors will have to use an intercom system to gain entry to the schools, and all exterior doors will be locked during the school day. A double-door system was added at Oakview Elementary to make sure that visitors don't have to stand in the rain while waiting for the door to be "buzzed" open.


This video shows how easy the new system is to use...

New CSD secured entry procedures.

Meet the Teacher

Our elementary Meet the Teacher times are:


  • Washington, Edison, Oakview, Jefferson Lincoln: August 29th - 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Fords Prairie: August 29th - 4-5:30 p.m.
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CMS Open House

Centralia Middle School's open house is August 29th from 5 to 7:15 p.m.

2019-2020 Budget Draft

Our Board of Directors held a budget hearing on July 24th to review and discuss the 2019-2020 fiscal year budget. Formal adoption of the new school year budget is scheduled for August 28th.


Click here to see the draft budget summary and to view the full F-195 draft budget for 2019-2020...

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Upcoming Events

  • August 24: GRAND OPENING of Jefferson Lincoln School! 10:30 a.m.
  • August 24: GRAND OPENING of Fords Prairie School! 1:00 p.m.
  • August 29: Meet the Teacher - WA, ED, OV, JL 5-6:30p.m, FP 4-5:30 p.m.
  • August 29: Open House @ CMS 5-7:15 p.m.
  • September 4: First day of school (grades 1-12)
  • September 9: First day of Kindergarten!

About Us

Centralia School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator & Title IX Coordinator: Tabitha Whiting (twhiting@centralia.wednet.edu); and Section 504 Coordinator: Tammy Jensen-Tabor, (jensen-tabor@centralia.wednet.edu) (360) 330-7600, 2320 Borst Avenue, Centralia, WA 98531-0610.